Aerodynamic design of wind turbine blades considering manufacturing constraints

Nearchos Stylianidis, Terence Macquart, Alireza Maheri

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Abstract

The present paper investigates the aerodynamic design of wind turbine blades while considering manufacturing constraints. Blade topologies achieved by unconstrained optimisation methods are likely to lose optimality after manufacturing simplifications are applied. The present paper proposes and evaluates the performance of an optimisation method for wind turbine blades while considering manufacturing constraints. The optimal solution achieved this way is manufacturing-ready. In addition, integrating manufacturing design knowledge into the optimisation is shown to significantly reduce the design space, and therefore the time taken by the optimisation algorithm. While the proposed method herein is described for a standalone aerodynamic optimisation, it can also be used for aero-structural optimisations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Symposium on Environmental Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA)
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479975174
ISBN (Print)9781479975181
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014
Event3rd International Symposium on Environmental Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA) - Paris, France
Duration: 19 Nov 201421 Nov 2014

Conference

Conference3rd International Symposium on Environmental Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA)
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period19/11/1421/11/14

Keywords

  • optimisation
  • aerodynamic design
  • wind turbine
  • chord linearisation
  • aerofoil blending

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    Stylianidis, N., Macquart, T., & Maheri, A. (2014). Aerodynamic design of wind turbine blades considering manufacturing constraints. In 3rd International Symposium on Environmental Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA) (pp. 1-6). IEEE Press. https://doi.org/10.1109/EFEA.2014.7059984